de·​bone | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈbōn How to pronounce debone (audio) \
deboned; deboning; debones

Definition of debone

transitive verb

: bone debone a roast

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Other Words from debone

deboner noun

Examples of debone in a Sentence

Have the butcher debone the lamb for you.

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For this, Stringer debones an entire chicken without taking it apart. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'The best of all worlds': Hundred Mile House, a modern supper club, opens in Port Washington," 15 July 2019 Even the chicken wings here are a haute ordeal, deboned and stuffed with a chicken mousseline given a Southeast Asian flavor with Thai chilies, herbs and lime. Craig Laban,, "At Cadence, bold new culinary talents cook with the seasons," 1 June 2018 The time-consuming and tricky handwork alone involved in deboning the wings is well worth $7 for two. Craig Laban,, "Chicken game changer: Cambodian stuffed wings," 8 May 2018 Today, the fish usually is deboned, chopped and/or ground and mixed with matzo meal, onion, eggs and seasonings, then shaped into oval balls that are poached in fish stock before being eaten at room temperature or cold from the fridge. Kimberly Winston And Yonat Shimron, Houston Chronicle, "Why do Jews eat gefilte fish at the Passover Seder?," 1 Apr. 2018 Many seafood entrees are adorned with crab meat, such as the Flounder Imperial, a whole deboned flounder stuffed with crab — not crab salad, or any kind of bread stuffing, just pure lump crab meat. Larry Olmsted, USA TODAY, "Great American restaurants where presidents have dined," 15 Feb. 2018 The dakgalbi is seasoned and deboned chicken stir-fried with sliced rice cake, sweet potato, perilla leaves and cabbage. Soon Kang, charlotteobserver, "Olympic host region known for simple, heartwarming fare | Charlotte Observer," 20 Feb. 2018 At the seafood counter, fishmongers will cut and debone any piece of fish. Paige Fowler, Glamour, "11 Insider Secrets You Never Knew About Whole Foods," 27 Oct. 2017 Need a new chainsaw, mattress, generator, retractable ratchet straps, pivot-lock ladder hunting stand, sofa and loveseat, drill set, or skinning and deboning knives? Donna Freedman, Alaska Dispatch News, "PFD direct deposits drop this week. Here are smart ways to spend your $1,100," 3 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of debone

1944, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of debone

: to remove the bones from (something)

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